BA and Arrows survive while Stars and Civics cruise in Debmarine Namibia Cup

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Black Africa, Blue Waters and Eleven Arrows edged their opponents while African Stars, Civics and Tura Magic scored more than five goals in the Debmarine Namibia Cup last 16 Round played on Saturday at Windhoek and Walvis Bay.

In a very dramatic match, the final match at Khuisebmond Stadium in Walvis Bay, Arrows led Pirates 1-0, goal scored by Joseph Ngifindwako on 17 minutes and on 83 minutes Amos Iyambo saw straight red for Pirates before Marcello Haraseb equalized for Pirates on 90 minutes to send the game into penalties. The shootout that had the whole stadium standing saw the side deadline at 2-2 after mandatory five penalties with Stanley Kameisepo and Riaan Hanamub missing the first two for Pirates.

In sudden death, Donovan Swartz scored to give Pirates the advantage which was cancelled out by Simon Nehongo before Innocent Tembo was saved and Immanuel Angolo scored to make it 4-3 for Arrows. Former Pirates captain Valton van Staden who now plays for Arrows won the Man of the match award.

Black Africa also needed the shootout to see off a resurgent second division side Khuse FC from Oshana region, eventually wining 2-0 after a one-all draw. Black Africa took the lead on three minutes through Quinton Kuruseb but Khuse came back in the second half like a team possessed and duly got their equalizer on 70 minutes from Pieter Hailombe.

In the shootout, Khuse failed to score from four penalties despite Jerome Louis saved with BA’s opener and teammates Wendell Rudath and Vitapi Ngaruka scored to see the Lovely Lions through. Khuse captain Onesmus Ashipala won the Man of the Match award that comes with N$ 2000.

Marius Hashipala scored the winning goal on 82 minutes for Blue waters against Young Chiefs after . Lukas Johannes scores for Young Chiefs on 64 minutes and Man of the Match Gregory Aukumeb scored from the spot in the first half.

Man of the Match Theophilus Junias scored four goals in Tura Magic 9-1 rout of Swakopmund FC with substitute Oswaldo Xamseb getting three; Raphael Adade and Papi Kavezembi one each. Nathan Beukes got the consolation for SFC.
At the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek, Man of the Match Godwin Jena scored four goals and Treasure Kauapirura and Ambrosius Amseb a goal each to lead African Stars to a commanding 6-0 win over Otjozondjupa second division qualifiers Dynamos.

Civics midfielder Donald Geiseb was named Man of the match after he netted in six goals in his side’ 10-1 demolition of Kavango East qualifiers Once Again FC. Erich Ochurub scored two and one each from Ngunzu Salazar and Matheus Halup for the Civilians. Joseph Hausiku scored the only goal for Once Again.

Golden Bees also qualified for the quarterfinals with a 4-3 win on penalties against Khomas NAMPOL after a goalless draw and their goalkeeper Herman Hoakaob got the Man of the Match accolade.

UNAM beat Chiefs Santos 4-0 to complete the Debmarine Namibia Cup quarterfinalists. Marcel Papama got the Man of the match award but goals from Edmund Kambanda, Tara Katupose, Devin Somseb and Lebbius Mwatilefa got the students sound and save.